Anti-Virus Companies ?

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by smartcard, Feb 12, 2004.

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  1. smartcard

    smartcard Registered Member

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    I still wonder how all these anti-virus companies come up with a new update definition on the same day? Are they talking to each others sharing the information?
     
  2. LowWaterMark

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    Actually, there are many reasons...

    Yes, some of the companies do indeed have processes in place to share information and malware samples. But, when there's a new malware outbreak in the world, people send samples to various AV companies themselves. Some people send samples to a large number of AV companies all at the same time. Also, the companies themselves are on the lookout for malware and may well find it themselves after it has started to spread.
     
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